We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude to all of our supporters for their generosity and assistance.

The Rose Group for Cross-Cultural Understanding

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

Henrico County Virginia

University of Richmond (UR)

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)

Virginia Film Office


Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

MeadWestvaco Foundation


Financial Supporters

  In-Kind Supporters and Programming Partners

The list below includes some of the people who have helped make the Rose Group what it is today.

United States Group
  • Amy Ballon, Business Consultant, Chinese Medicine Practitioner, Seattle, Washington
  • Bruce Ballon, M.D., Partner, The Harman Eye Clinic, Seattle, Washington
  • Steve Ballon, Dell Computer, Austin, Texas
  • Brandermill Book Club (Marcia Cantrell, Janis Carlisle, Dottie Duke, Patti Fenchuk, Betty Foster, Mary Mac Harris, Cathy Hinton, Margaret Raddin, Lynne Reynolds, Robbie Rice), Richmond, Virginia
  • Irby Brown, Ph.D., Film Scholar, Professor Emeritus at University of Richmond, Co-Founder of Virginia Festival of American Film and James River Film Festival, Richmond, Virginia
  • Peter and Teresa Chen, Richmond, Virginia
  • Woon Chow, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, Virginia
  • Joan and Gil DeBiasi, Friends of Comboni Missionary Sisters, Richmond, Virginia
  • David Down, Founding Chair, International Vocational Project, San Jose, Rotary International, San Jose, California
  • Angelica Ferguson, Interior Designer, San Diego, California
  • Christian Gaines, Festival Director, American Film Institute, Los Angeles, California
  • J.C. Hsu, Associate Broker, Coldwell Banker, San Marino, California
  • Shi-Ping Hsu, Ph.D., Director of Futures Lab, Northrop Grumman, California
  • Ed Kelleher, Associate Metro-editor, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Media General), Richmond, Virginia
  • Barbara Kling, Arts and Film Advocate, Richmond, Virginia
  • Doris Knight, President, Knight's Event Marketing, Saratoga, California
  • May-Lily Lee, Host/Senior Producer "Virginia Current", WCVE-TV, Richmond, Virginia
  • Nicholas Lemann, Dean, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, New York City, New York
  • Samantha Liesfeld, Senior Graphic Designer, University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia
  • John O'Grady, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP, Richmond, Virginia
  • Beth O'Leary, Ph.D., Associate Curator of American Arts, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia
  • Geoffrey Platt, Jr., Executive Director, Maymont Foundation, Richmond, Virginia
  • Nicholas Platt, Former President, Asia Society, New York City, New York
  • Paul Porterfield, Head, Media Resource Center, University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia
  • Doris Roberts, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Mary Nelson Schoen, Communications Manager, Virginia Film Office, Richmond, Virginia
  • Janice Shen, Ph.D., Senior Technical Staff, Jet Propulsion Lab, Pasadena, California
  • Rita Smith, Senior Vice President, Private Client Group, Bank of America, Richmond, Virginia
  • Cassandra Stoddart, Executive Director, Circuit City Foundation, Richmond, Virginia
  • Jason Sun, Ph.D., Associate Curator, Department of Asian Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York
  • Janet Tan, Northern California Export Council, San Jose, California
  • Audrey Topping, Former Photojournalist for National Geographic, Life, and New York Times Magazine, Author, Film producer, Scarsdale, New York
  • Seymour Topping, Former Managing Editor at New York Times, Administrator of Pulitzer Prize, Professor Emeritus at Columbia International Journalism, Scarsdale, New York
  • David Weiss, Executive Director, CINE, Washington D.C.
  • Andrew Wyndham, Director, Media Programs, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Charlottesville, Virginia
China and International Group
  • Steven Dong, Ph.D., Assistant Dean and Director of External Relations and International Cooperation, Tsinghua University School of Journalism and Communication, Beijing, China
  • Liyin Han, Professor Emeritus, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • Lily Hwoo, Singapore
  • John Lee, Ph.D., Former President, Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Anbin Shi, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Tsinghua University School of Journalism and Communication, Beijing, China
  • Jianhua Wang, Associate Dean, Tsinghua University School of Journalism and Communication, Beijing, China
  • Steve Wang, Director, Producer and Owner of GSH International, Taipei, Taiwan and Shanghai, China
  • Hong Yin, Ph.D., Deputy Dean and Director of Center for Film and Television Studies, Tsinghua University School of Journalism and Communication, Beijing, China
  • Wen Zou, Beijing Student Film Festival, Beijing, China
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